Gifted and talented education: Some social work implications in emerging approaches for children’s rights in Kenya

Gidraph Gacunga Wairire, Ndungi Mungai, Kang'ethe Mungai

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Abstract

This article analyses the social work implications in programmes and initiatives that address the rights of children in Kenya. The analysis is drawn from three case studies of organizations that promote child rights in Kenya, namely Compassion International (Kenya), Chosen Children of Promise (CCP) and Equity Group Foundation of the Equity Bank. These agencies are making notable efforts to identify needy children and assist them to accesseducation in appropriate institutions through the provision of scholarships and other forms of assistance. The research notes the lack of clear government policy for gifted and talented children's education and the positive role that social workers could play in the promotion of child rights in Kenya. This article makes a contribution to the awareness of policies for gifted and talented children in Kenya.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-308
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Social Work
Volume58
Issue number2
Early online date2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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